Old Testament

Isaiah 11
The Third Description of Immanuel: The Branch From Jesse
111A shoot will spring up from the stump of Jesse,
and a Branch from his roots will bear fruit.
2The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him:
the Spirit of wisdom and understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and might,
the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
3He will be delighted with the fear of the Lord.
He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
nor will he render decisions based on what he hears with his ears,
4but with righteousness he will judge the poor,
and he will render fair decisions in favor of the oppressed on the earth.
He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth,
and with the breath from his lips he will put the wicked to death.
5Righteousness will be the belt around his waist,
and faithfulness the belt around his hips.
6The wolf will dwell with the lamb,
and the leopard will lie down with the young goat,
the calf, the young lion, and the fattened calf together,
and a little child will lead them.
7The cow and the bear will graze together,
and their young ones will lie down together.
The lion will eat straw like the cattle.
8The nursing child will play near a cobra's hole,
and the weaned child will put his hand into a viper's den.
9They will not hurt or destroy anywhere on my holy mountain,
for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord,
as the waters cover the sea.
A Remnant of Israel Will Return
10This is what will take place on that day. The peoples will seek the Root of Jesse, who will be standing like a banner[] for the peoples, and his resting place will be glorious.
11On that day the Lord will reach out his hand for the second time to reclaim the remnant of his people who survive from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coasts of the sea.
12He will set up a banner for the nations,
and he will assemble the outcasts of Israel
and gather together the scattered people of Judah
from the four corners of the earth.
13Ephraim's envy will be turned aside,
and those who persecute Judah will be cut off.
Ephraim will not envy Judah,
and Judah will not persecute Ephraim.
14They will swoop down on the slopes of the Philistines in the west.
Together they will plunder the peoples in the east.
They will extend their power over Edom and Moab,
and the people of Ammon will obey them.
15The Lord will completely dry up the gulf of the Egyptian Sea.
With his scorching wind he will wave his hand over the River,[]
and he will split it into seven streams,
so that people wearing sandals will be able to march through it.
16There will be a highway from Assyria for the remnant of his people that is left there,
as there was for Israel in the day when they came up out of the land of Egypt.